Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)

Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)

Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)
4.5
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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This chapel is known for its superb gold Byzantium mosaics.
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  • bcp20
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting
    Beautiful, ornate, unique. We had already visited the duomo (cattedrale di palermo) and wondered what else this church could offer. Apparently, a lot. The style is somewhat different and the scale more intimate. It was beautiful. Definitely visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 1, 2023
  • irina j
    London, United Kingdom2,006 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing church
    We’ve visited this church as part of our walking tour . It has a great mix of styles. Originally it was designed with Byzantine mosaic richly decorating ceiling. However later on it was enlarged. New decorations of ceiling were Baroque style from 17th century. You can see in one place where they join together and it’s almost like a time capsule with 2 deferent periods separated by centuries but beautifully preserved and joined together. Stunning place ! Would highly recommend
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written June 30, 2023
  • SaleDamc
    Sale, United Kingdom454 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    This beautiful little 12th century church is well worth a visit. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it's mix of architectural styles and ornate decoration make it vey pleasing on the eye. Byzantine/Arab/Baroque styles all blend together with magnificent frescoes, especially in the cupola. At just 2 euro to enter, it is well worth the small fee but it can get crowded.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Angelo Z
    Evant, Texas300 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and historic church
    Beautiful church with a rich history. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site. One of the few church’s anywhere where both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic services and rites can be held. The cost is only €2 and well worth a visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 1, 2024
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Ana V
Eugene, OR651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Do not miss visiting this beautiful church. It is a Sicilian architectural fusion, combining Baroque with the oldest Byzantine-Norman mosaics on the island. The core of the church dates from the 12th century.
Written April 8, 2024
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Angelo Z
Evant, TX300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Beautiful church with a rich history. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site. One of the few church’s anywhere where both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic services and rites can be held. The cost is only €2 and well worth a visit.
Written January 2, 2024
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SaleDamc
Sale, UK454 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This beautiful little 12th century church is well worth a visit. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it's mix of architectural styles and ornate decoration make it vey pleasing on the eye. Byzantine/Arab/Baroque styles all blend together with magnificent frescoes, especially in the cupola. At just 2 euro to enter, it is well worth the small fee but it can get crowded.
Written October 29, 2023
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland4,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Small church close to the Piazza Pretoria (fountain of shame) that was beautiful mosaics. It’s costs €2 to enter.
Written July 14, 2023
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irina j
London, UK2,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We’ve visited this church as part of our walking tour . It has a great mix of styles. Originally it was designed with Byzantine mosaic richly decorating ceiling. However later on it was enlarged. New decorations of ceiling were Baroque style from 17th century. You can see in one place where they join together and it’s almost like a time capsule with 2 deferent periods separated by centuries but beautifully preserved and joined together.
Stunning place ! Would highly recommend
Written June 30, 2023
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bcp20
USA40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Beautiful, ornate, unique. We had already visited the duomo (cattedrale di palermo) and wondered what else this church could offer. Apparently, a lot. The style is somewhat different and the scale more intimate. It was beautiful. Definitely visit.
Written May 1, 2023
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy2,939 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, or La Martorana is next to the Norman Church of San Cataldo. Its name comes from Admiral George of Antioch, who founded the church in 1143.

It is characterized by a mixture of styles, due to successive enrichments along the centuries. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale.

The main cupola above the altar has wonderful bizantine mosaics from the 12th century - this is the part I personally liked best.

A side altar in baroque style is also noteworthy.
Written December 1, 2022
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Teoso
Brooklyn, NY270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Still worth a visit as it's a bit different than the mosaic at La Palatina, and it's in the heart of tourist Palermo so you're bound to walk by it at some point. There's a combined tickets that get you to a few other places in Palermo.
Written September 30, 2022
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This beautiful church is something to put on your itinerary when in Palermo. It is centrally located and can easily be included in a walk around the city. The decoration inside is really beautiful.
Written July 4, 2022
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Patricia O
Steilacoom,WA300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is a small church that only allows a few people in at a time. It has its charm and is a nice complement to the two other churches in the square.
Written April 26, 2022
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